Lawyers are often compared to sharks, but the law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) prefer the life of a polar bear. KNR is preparing for the 16th Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump to be held on Saturday, Feb. 23rd as they will take the icy plunge into the frigid lake. The event benefits the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. The law firm is hoping to raise $25,000 this year for the charity.
Giving back to the community is something Kisling, Nestico & Redick feel strongly about. The polar bear jump is just a part of their ongoing campaign called KNR kids which helps kids throughout Ohio. KNR has been involved with this charity for many years and Kisling, Nestico & Redick take it very seriously, having raised over $100,000 over the past several years – providing much-needed assistance to these local organizations. The law firm also participates in weekly giveaways and other annual events including a school supply giveaway and Thanksgiving turkey charity.
While Kisling, Nestico & Redick are compassionate and generous to the community they serve, they are also well-known for their persistent and unyielding advocacy on behalf of their clients. Years of experience has enabled KNR to consistently achieve favorable results for their clients. Kisling, Nestico & Redick are always one step ahead. They can predict the next moves of their opponents and advise their clients of how to navigate the choppy waters of trials and come out on top. Favorable verdicts are usually the outcome when KNR has your back.
KNR look beyond the specifics of an individual settlement, instead focusing on the larger picture of changing the established rules of the game. This advocacy has resulted in organizations spending more time and money to increase employee training and safety programs. Kisling, Nestico & Redick look at this as a win-win, benefiting not only their clients but the entire community. This makes KNR a valuable asset for all Ohioans.
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The rise of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election has caused some concern in the country over the Vermont Senator describing himself as a Democratic Socialist; during an interview on the Fox Business channel’s “The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan” Thor Halvorssen attempted to put forward his views on socialism and its misuse. The problem many people see with the rise of socialism in the U.S. is that few of those following Sanders campaign have a deep understanding of what socialism stands for, which the Human Rights Foundation founder Halvorssen attempted to explain.
After being asked to explain what is meant by the term socialism Halvorssen gave his opinion that there are many different forms of the political ideology, not all of which are bad. However, Halvorssen explained the problem he had with socialism is when it becomes the dominant ideology in any state; the Venezuelan film producer went on to explain socialist ideals can be integrated into a democratic structure when used as just one part of a much larger government structure.
Thor Halvorssen has built a strong reputation as a human rights activist after spending much of his life providing his time for groups hoping to protect those living in closed societies. The human rights activist went on to explain how socialist policies can be used by fascist regimes to keep their people under restrictive rule, including those used in Halvorssen’s home country of Venezuela; after a series of left leaning governments held control in Venezuela the country was placed under the control of a series of restrictive regime hidden beneath the mask of socialism. Halvorssen went on to explain socialism often sees restrictive policies introduced that include the setting of prices resulting in food shortages for the people of the country.